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Looking for Deavers or Steen in Missouri and Mississippi

Looking for Deavers or Steen in Missouri and Mississippi

Posted: 3 Nov 2011 8:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2011 8:28AM GMT
Surnames: Deavers-Steen-Anderson-Baumann-Bass-Luttrell-Stephens-Osborn-Cox-Brown
My Grandfather's name was William Douglas Deavers, born 10/23/1923 in Jefferson Davis County, MS. He died 10/11/1977 in Sullivan, MO. My Grandmother Lauree Deavers (Steen) was born 08/16/1931, she passed away 08/06/1990. Their daughter (my mother) Kathryn Lauree Baumann (Deavers) born 09/30/1961. I don't seem to be able to find their wedding date.

My Great Grandfather's (on my mothers side) name was Larrie M. Steen born 01/05/1902 and passed away 06/23/1953.
My Great Grandmother's name was Zellie (Brown) Steen but I cannot find her birthdate or any other vital information. She's not listed on any tombstones, not listed as mother on either of her daughters obits. I can't find anything about her.


William Deavers father's name was John Henry Deavers born 11/26/1879 in Lawrence County, MS. He passed away 03/23/1956 and was laid to rest in Prentiss Cemetery.
William Deavers mother's name was Dola Alma (Cox) Deavers, born 08/28/1892. She passed away 03/14/1988 and was laid to rest in Prentiss Cemetery as well.

John Henry Deavers was married twice. His first wife was named Susie M (Bennett), she was born in 1880, married my great grandfather on 01/19/1902 She passed away in 1911 but again I don't have the exact date.
His second wife was my great grandmother Dola Alma (Cox, she was born 08/28/1892 and passed away 03/14/1988.

John Henry had 4 children that I've found information about. I'm not sure if there were only 4 kids or I just haven't found them yet.
Amanda Louise (Deavers) Bass 1920-2011
William Douglas Deavers 1923-1977 (my Grandfather)
Emma Jean (Deavers)Luttrell 1932-1991
Clara Mingnonne (Deavers) Stephens 1934-2010

So far, everything seems to dead end after my Great Grandfather.

If anyone has any information about this I would greatly appreciate it.

Re: Looking for Deavers or Steen in Missouri and Mississippi

Posted: 2 Feb 2012 3:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Deavers
Hi there - my grandfather is also William Douglas Deavers. My father, John Henry Deavers, is one of his children by his first wife, Shirley Nachiste, and a namesake for our great grandfather. I had always wondered if William Douglas remarried - I guess that's makes you a half cousin or some such!

I don't have a ton of information, I'm looking as well, but I do know John Henry's parents were John M. Deavers b.1842 and Amanda Jane Parker b. 1848.

The children from JH's first marriage to Susan Bennett were Minnie Lee, Winnie Lee, Miles Ray and Mary Augustus.

Hope that helps! If you have any other info, my email address is cyndamico@gmail.com. Thanks!

Re: Looking for Deavers or Steen in Missouri and Mississippi

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 6:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow, this is so cool. Ok so you mentioned John Henry's parents John M. and Amanda Jane Parker. Do you have any more information on them?
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